Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Indecisive Spring

The world around us on April 17th, 2009

Santa Fe Springthen 2 days later, on April 19th, 2009

Ah, life in the high mountain desert of New Mexico. Think about a visit - it's beautiful here!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sanctuario de Chimayo - an Easter Pilgrimage

Each year Easter is marked by an annual pilgrimage for thousands of New Mexicans to the Sanctuario de Chimayo.

This chapel, nestled in the hills 28 miles north of Santa Fe, is the destination for people walking for days, in thanks, in penance, in quest of healing.

Here are some photos from a recent visit. Not the usual view of the Sanctuario de Chimayo. Here are some shots of the surrounding grounds.

Local lore is depicted in the scene below. Don Bernardo Abeyta is giving thanks to the Virgin, for the cross found in the ground, signifying the sanctity of the spot. Though the local church tried to relocate this cross several times, each time it would mysteriously return to this spot.

Ultimately, a chapel was built here to mark the spot.

The photo above, is from the Rancho de Chimayo restaurant - muy recommended and just around the corner from the Sanctuario!

We collect cookbooks for our site and would like to share some of our varied selection currently available.

Fryingpans West by Sam Arnold Mountain Man Trapper Cookbook 1969 The Art of Grilling A Menu Cookbook by Kelly McCune
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Sam Arnold Kelly McCune
Ever heard of oyster catsup? A wild west favorite condiment. What is Mormon cooking? How to cook buffalo meat and other handy tips and lore from Mountain man, trapper Sam Arnold. So you love to grill but it is the same ole same ole. Here is a book of menus and recipes to spice of a favorite form of entertaining as the weather gets warmer.
Thai Cooking from Siam Cuisine Restaurant Cookbook Curry Asian Coconut recipes Southwestern Indian Recipe Book Apache Pima Papago Pueblo and Navajo Cookbook by Hesse
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Kwanruan Aksomboon zora hesse
Siam Cuisine is a unique restaurant in Berkeley, California, which has been acclaimed since the early eighties for serving authentic Thai food rivaling that in Bangkok restaurants. Gathered here are more than 100 recipes for their superbly cooked dishes With an emphasis of living off the land, original preparations with native foods, Hesse brings us healthy indigenous foods of the Southwest indians.
Arizona Cook Book by Al and Mildred Fischer Texas Highways Cookbook by Joanne Smith
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the Fischers cookbook
Empanaditas, super beer cake, campfire fondue, sour orange meringue pie, beef earth roast, sourdough starter... and more! Collection of favorite recipes from Texas highways magazine. Chili, beef brisket, jerky, custards and more
Down Home Cooking for Diabetics Cookbook Pueblo Indian Cookbook Southwest Native Recipes by Phyllis Hughes
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cookbook Southwest recipes
From eggs benedict, strawberry cinnamon french toast, greek style kabobs, ginger shrimp salad to rich chocolate cheesecake and cranberry apple crisp, eating healthy never tasted so good. For diabetics and non diabetics alike! Here is a collection of recipes from the Pueblos of the Southwest, from fry bread, to baked pumpkin, to Indian Spaghetti Stew, here is a collection of hearty home cooking.
Wild About Brownies Choco-holics Beware by Barbara Albright & Leslie Weiner The Complete Book of Japanese Cooking by Elizabeth Ortiz
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Barbara Albright Elizabeth Ortiz
So many recipes, so many variations, a well loved, well used treasury of recipes. Incredible collection of authentic Japanese recipes, from sushi and pickled ginger to bean curd, noodles, bean paste, cucumber and rice
Cotton Country Collection Monroe Louisiana Cookbook Junior League Secrets of Salsa A Bilingual Cookbook by the Mexican Women of Anderson Valley
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Junior League Recipes bilingual
Quite a plentiful cookbook from the Junior League of Monroe Louisiana, published in the 1970s Lovely and extensive collection of salsa recipes, from the women of the English as a second language in Anderson Valley California
Favorite Dim Sum Recipes by Lonnie Mock Chinese Cooking Chachie's New Orleans Cooking Cookbook by Chachie Dupuy SIGNED
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Lonnie Mock Chachie Dupuy
From Moon Cakes, to thousand layer bread, to pot stickers with a variety of fillings, there are enough ideas and recipes to keep you busy for years An eighth generation Creole, Chachie Dupuy preserves New Orleans home cooking in this fine collection of recipes.
The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines China Greece Roome by Jeff Smith The Great Bagel & Lox Book compiled from NY's Finest Chefs and Restaurants Photographed by Battman
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Jeff Smith Battman
This is the companion cookbook to the thirty nine part tv series of the same name. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines celebrates mushrooms, olives and olive oil, squid, sesame, artichokes, lamb, chestnuts, beans, duck, and asparagus. New York photographer Battman challenged 75 of the best New York chefs to recreate the New York staple, lox and bagel. The result is a feast for the eyes, and imagination. Be inspired!
Zen and the Art of Cooking BEER Can Chicken Cookbook by Cary Black Brining and Injecting Victoria and Lucinda's Flavor of the Month Easy Entertaining by Victoria Cator and Lucinda Bruce
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Cary Black Victoria and Lucinda
Zen and the Art of Cooking Beer-Can Chicken was written for all the new fancy cooking devices designed to cook beer can chicken without the beer can. Victoria and Lucinda's Flavor of the Month Easy Entertaining by Victoria Cator and Lucinda Bruce
San Francisco a la Carte by the Junior League of San Francisco 1979 HC Chinese Regional Cooking by Kenneth Lo Vintage 1979 Cookbook
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Junior League Kenneth Lo
Hard Cover, 497 pages, USED with moderate wear to dust jacket, book in Very Good condition. previous owner name inside first blank page. 1979 Here are nearly 300 delicious and easy to follow recipes fro the four major culinary regions of China, Canton, Shanghai, Peking, Szechuan, North, South, East and West
The Omletette Book by Narcissa Chamberlain Omelet Scandinavian Cooking by Beryl Frank 1977 Cookbook
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Narcissa Chamberlain Beryl Frank
The more than 300 recipes -- covering international omelettes, omelettes in a hurry, omelettes for gourments, omelettes for picnics and omelettes to expand a meal for unexpected guests -- offer enough variety for a lifetime of omelette making. In Summer crisp fresh vegetables and fruits of summer become star performers. In winter the stews and casseroles are featured. There are also splendid Scandinavian cheeses and superb salads, and the fresh tiny potatoes that distinguish Scandinavian meals
Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook Native American Recipes Images and Lore by Earl Mills Sr. Cooking the French Nouvelle Cuisine in America by Michele Urvater and David Liederman
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Earl Mills Sr. Michele Urvater
Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook features over 150 recipes from The Flume, as well as the life, lore and spirituality of the Wampanoags. Fresh and easy to reproduce French nouvelle cuisines, 478 pages including index, used lightly
Bruce Cost's Asian Ingredients Buying and Cooking the Staple Foods of China, Japan and Southeast Asia World's Best Barbecue Sauces BBQ Cookbook by Bruce Bjorkman
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Bruce Cost Bruce Bjorkman
ecipes include a full range of dishes from poultry, meat, fish, vegetables, tofu, wontons, noodles, sauces, and desserts.

Among the 130 easy-to-prepare, utterly scrumptious dishes are Grilled Lemon Duck, Asian Pesto, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
More than 100 sauce recipes from around the world, sweet, spicy, hot and savory from Mr Barbecue himself.
Adventures in San Francisco Sourdough Cooking and Baking by Charles D. Wilford Elizabeth David French Provincial Cooking Paperback edition
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Charles D Wilford Elizabeth David
Classic guide to cooking with sourdough, understanding what it is, how to cultivate it and keep it going, recipes galore. Elizabeth David always succeeds in inducing a desire to use each recipe as soon as it is read. Whether she is describing the preparation of a plain green salad, or the marinading of a haunch of wild boar, she writes with the same imaginative directness. Click to see full page with excerpt.
The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai Great British Cooking Over 200 recipes from Meat Pies to Plum Pudding Adapted for American Cooks
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Amadea Morningstar Jane Garmey
The Ayurvedic Cookbook gives a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition This book will be a revelation to Americans who have never tasted real Cornish Pasties, Marbled Veal, Scotch Woodcock - a glorified version of scrambled eggs) or Brown Bread Ice Cream.
Vanilla Cookbook Recipes by Patricia Rain The Mount Cook National Park New Zealand Cuisine Heritage Hotel Aoraki
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Patricia Rain Panorama restaurant
From simple desserts like ice cream and cookies to savory gourmet dishes like cream of chicken, vanilla soup, vanilla scallops, vanilla flavored olive oil from one of the top New Zealand restaurants, in the Hermitage hotel in the Aoraki Mount Cook national park
The Art of Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking Cook Book Edna Eby Heller 1968 Hard Cover Mexican Cook Book New Mexican recipes PLUS clippings from previous owner
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Pennsylvania Dutch
Eating in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is one of the true pleasures of life. Soft Cover, University of New Mexico Press, 118 pages, USED with moderate wear.
Cooking Favorites of Weleetka Oklahoma Cookbook Easter Treats Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family by Jill O'Connor
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Small town cooking Easter Recipes and Craft ideas
36 page, spiral bound booklet, from the ladies of Weleetka, Oklahoma - quite RARE, date unknown, best guess the 80s. With plenty of kid-friendly projects and elegant Easter menu ideas...
Cookin Country Cajun Acadian Cuisine of Louisiana by Bobby Potts Sierra Mel's High Country Cooking Dehydrator recipes by Melanie Garside
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Bobby Potts Melanie Garside
This charming book, chock full of photos of Acadian country, is divided into sections such as a Sunday Dinner, Easter at the Overseer's House, Hors d'Oevres on the Paddle Wheelers and so on. A wonderful collection of authentic Louisiana recipes including... Recipes born of necessity from a woman who wanted good food, easy to pack in, when going hiking, camping, etc. She tells you how to use your electric dehydrator to spice up your menu in the back country
Caribbean Cookery Cookbook Beyond Bok Choy Guide to Unusual Asian Vegetables HCDJ
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Island Cooking Asian Vegetables
Fresh lively island cooking Identification and preparation of Asian vegetables
Billy J. Brown Tested Recipes from the South Seasons at Walden Inn Indiana Cooking
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Billy J Brown Walden
Over 750 of the best recipes that I have begged, borrowed, and developed. All kitchen tested and approved by myself Signature Recipes from an Indiana Elegant Country Inn Cookbook
Italian Cookery Stan Jones' Cooking with Tequila Sauza
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Italian Sauza Recipes
Over 100 easy to follow recipes and 32 color illustrations Softcover, 1979, 192 pages, Hard to find!
Colette's Japanese Cuisine Oriental Step by Step Cookbook
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Japanese and French recipies Oriental cookbook
fusion of Japanese with European here results in recipes that are like nothing else Spring Rolls, Peking Duck, Samosas, Mulligatawny soup, Sukiyaki, Szechwan Chicken with chestnuts, Japanese sweetmeats, Kashmiri red stewed lamb, Thai fish stew, Bali style fish fillets, Vietnamese duck soup with bamboo shoots
Simple American Cooking Williams Sonoma Tastes of the Pacific Northwest Cookbook
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cookbook Tastes of the Pacific Northwest Cookbook
Tradional American dishes - classic Inspired by a bounty of fresh foods like Pacific salmon, Dungeness crab, Red Delicious apples and Walla Walla onions, the delightful dishes of the Pacific Northwest are fast becoming recognized as our newest and most exciting regional cuisine
More of the Best from New Mexico Kitchens From the Tables of Britain New English Cuisine Elizabeth Ortiz
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New Mexico recipes Ortiz
Providing new versions of New Mexico classic dishes, uncovering some forgotten old favorites, offering both native foods and world-wide delights. These recipes are lighter and more colorful, borrowing from a variety of cuisines as well as adapting old favorites.
Festive Menus and Fun Cooking Jeanne Jones HCDJ Atkins Best Recipes Cookbook Low Carb Carbohydrate
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Jeanne Jones
Here are a collection of Event menus and step by step directions for putting a fabulous meal for entertaining together that your guests will love and you won't feel guilty about! Intended as a guide to new approaches to western design as well as a means to spark design ideas for your own home, New Western Design is for those forward-thinking dreamers who love the romanticism and mystique of the West but who also crave a measure of contemporary panache.
Microwave Cooking Chinese Style Recipes Cookbook Texas Cookbook Texan BBQ Enchiladas Tamales Salsas and more
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Chili and more
An extremely interesting cookbook with a photograph and separate page for each dish, plus each recipe is in English and Chinese! This unusual cookbook presents 340 mouth-watering recipes for all kinds of dishes that reflect the State of Texas' colorful mixture of ethnicities making for some good eating!
Pat's Sourdough Favorite Recipes Wyoming Mom Cooking Southern Living Annual Recipes 1992 Hard Cover South Cookbook
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Pat Duncan Southern Living 1992
Mom home cooking from Wyoming, variety of recipes from Sourdough to family favorites Hard Cover with DJ, used lightly, oversized, 368 pages including index, arranged by season and month, a wide variety of topics covered
Horizon History of Food Culture Habits plus Unusual Recipes from Around the World 2 Vol Set Homebrewed Beers and Stouts - Canadian edition, printed in Great Britain
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cookbook recipes
Food history and unique and unusal recipes, recommended reading for the adventurous cook contains all the information you need to brew palatable beers and stouts of authentic flavor and if you wish fearsome strength... vintage British recipes
Cooking in the Orchard Natural Cooking Hand Printed Typeset First Printing 1972 Megan Mallory The Diabetic Chocolate Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand
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Megan Mallory Diabetic cooking
Fresh ideas from for real cooking from the 1970s You can eat yummy, mouth-watering chocolate deserts again -- even if you're diabetic!